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Prof. Heeres partner in consortium that receives MOOI grant for circular plastic

28 April 2021

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RvO) has awarded a MOOI grant of EUR 4 million to the InReP project. Of this, almost EUR 400,000 will go to two theme groups led by Prof. Erik Heeres of the Engineering and Technology Institute Groningen (ENTEG). The total InReP project is led by the Dutch Polymer Institute and the Institute for Sustainable Process Technology.

InReP stands for Integrated approach towards Recycling of Plastics. Within this project, waste collectors, sorters & recyclers, chemical industry, end users and knowledge institutions join forces. Their goal is to develop technologies in sorting, mechanical recycling and chemical recycling that make high quality recycled plastics available for the two dominating types of polymer as feedstock: polyolefins (PE/PP) and PET.

Heeres will lead and coordinate two theme groups:
‘Thermochemical Recycling: mixed polyolefins via pyrolysis to naphtha’ & ‘Thermochemical conversion of mixed polyolefin-based plastics towards Aramid and PET (via low molecular weight aromatics (BTX)’.

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